In this week’s episode Renée Graham, Crafty Counsel’s Head of Content, is joined by Mel Scott who hosts her own podcast called Counsel, which is aimed at in-house lawyers. Mel is based in Brisbane, Australia and is a Senior Legal Counsel at global technology company Megaport.
Mel started her legal career as junior lawyer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth where she advised private and public companies on corporate, securities and commercial matters. Mel then moved in-house to work as a legal counsel at the Brisbane Airport corporation and then pivoted into the technology sector when she joined Megaport in 2017.
Mel has hosted Counsel, her highly recommended podcast, since April 2020. Mel talks to Renée about her in-house career journey, how she manages her time between being a full-time lawyer and her podcast side-hustle, and her advice on successfully implementing a new piece of legal tech. She also shares her thoughts on building a personal brand as an in-house lawyer and why it is important.